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Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams was awarded some hardware after his stellar performance against the Washington Redskins in Week 1.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers had an offensive output which could have had several members be nominated for the AFC Offensive Player of the Week Award, but it logically went to 33-year-old running back DeAngelo Williams. Williams rushed for 143 yards on 26 carries for two touchdowns. Do the math, that is a 5.5 yards per carry average, and quite impressive for the "back up" running back..

This is the firs time Williams has won this honor, and he was more than deserving. While he will continue to be the primary ball carrier for the Steelers until Week 4, when Le'Veon Bell returns from his three-game suspension, the team is hopeful he can put up numbers which win him a couple more of these awards.

There is no team the Steelers would rather watch him mow down than who they play in Week 2. Their AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals. Williams, and the Steelers offensive line who paved the way in Week 1, will try their best to duplicate the result, which would likely result in their second straight victory.